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6934 Broadway Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606 (562) 695-3979
Mon 11 - 8 Tue 11 - 8 Wed 11 - 6 Thu 11 - 6 Fri 11 - 5 Sat 11 - 5 Sun Closed
Leticia Polizzi, Library Manager
Building size: 10655 sq. ft. Meeting Room: Capacity 70 Children's area with Family Place Teen Space Study Room available Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours nearby libraries
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Sorensen Library has:
Public computers: 10 Children's computers: 12 Early literacy computers: 2 Laptops available for in library use: 12 Free Wi-fi
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In the late 1940's residents of this community organized the Sorensen Park and Recreation Association. Their efforts, in part, led to the founding of a library within the Sorensen Park area.
Dedicated in 1956, it was seen at the time as the first step in a project that would provide a library three times its initial size of 1,048 square feet. The library never was expanded, partly due to budget constraints.
In November of 1992, Sorensen was one of ten County libraries closed in response to State property tax shifts. All materials and equipment were removed to fill pressing needs at other libraries. Happily, in January of 1996, Sorensen was re-opened with funds available through the Community Services District #8. This necessitated completely re-equipping the facility and rebuilding the collection.
In November 2008, Sorensen Library closed once again so a new facility could be built. The new building opened October 1, 2010, and at 10,655 sq. ft., the new building is ten times the size of the former library.
The new Sorensen Library is the County Library's first green library. Meeting the LEED Silver rating, the library is part of the County's Sustainable Design Implementation program, featuring extensive natural/solar lighting, drought resistant landscaping, local building materials and more.
local digital history political representatives U.S. Congressional District 38: Linda T. Sanchez California State Assembly District 57: Ian Charles Calderon County Supervisorial District 4: Don Knabe California State Senate District 30: Senate District 30 local links City of Whittier: Includes city departments, elected officials, city counsel agendas, Whittier City Hall, Whittier Chamber of Commerce, business directory, history, etc. Rio Hondo Community College: Information about the local community college and the services it offers. Whittier Chamber of Commerce: Information about the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, business directory, etc. Whittier College: Information on Whittier College including calendar of events, admissions, employment, Law School and the Whittier College Library. Find more local links on delicious.
at Sorensen Library Subscribe to events Monday Afternoon Movies
3:00 PM, Mon, Apr 27 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills
5:00 PM, Mon, Apr 27 Personal Safety Workshop - Taller de Seguridad Personal
6:30 PM, Mon, Apr 27 Baby Storytime - Spring Session
11:00 AM, Tue, Apr 28 Children's Day/Book Day
2:00 PM, Tue, Apr 28 Zumba
6:30 PM, Tue, Apr 28 Toddler Storytime - Spring Session
2:00 PM, Wed, Apr 29 Teen Sewing Series
4:00 PM, Wed, Apr 29 Visual Arts Workshop
3:30 PM, Thu, Apr 30 Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM, Fri, May 1 Zumba
1:00 PM, Fri, May 1 Monday Afternoon Movies
3:00 PM, Mon, May 4 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills
5:00 PM, Mon, May 4 Baby Storytime - Spring Session
11:00 AM, Tue, May 5 Zumba
6:30 PM, Tue, May 5 Toddler Storytime - Spring Session
2:00 PM, Wed, May 6 Visual Arts Workshop
3:30 PM, Thu, May 7 Teen Advisory Board Meeting
3:45 PM, Thu, May 7 Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM, Fri, May 8 Zumba
1:00 PM, Fri, May 8 Attack of the Comic Books!
11:00 AM, Sat, May 9 Monday Afternoon Movies
3:00 PM, Mon, May 11 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills
5:00 PM, Mon, May 11 Friends of the Sorensen Library Meeting
7:00 PM, Mon, May 11 Baby Storytime - Spring Session
11:00 AM, Tue, May 12 Zumba
6:30 PM, Tue, May 12 Toddler Storytime - Spring Session
2:00 PM, Wed, May 13 Teen Candy Graduation Leis
3:45 PM, Thu, May 14 Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM, Fri, May 15 Zumba
1:00 PM, Fri, May 15 Book a Librarian
11:00 AM, Sat, May 16 Monday Afternoon Movies
3:00 PM, Mon, May 18 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills
5:00 PM, Mon, May 18 Zumba
6:30 PM, Tue, May 19 Teen Gaming and Cafe
3:45 PM, Thu, May 21 Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM, Fri, May 22 Zumba
1:00 PM, Fri, May 22 Book a Librarian
11:00 AM, Sat, May 23 Book a Librarian
5:00 PM, Mon, May 25 Zumba
6:30 PM, Tue, May 26
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